Florist Friends: Lady Larissa

McQueens is, and always has been, an international brand collaborating with clients, teaching students and working with creative florists from all over the globe. Among our happy band of 50, we are proud to boast an impressive representative of many nations from all over the globe, and this is the secret to the success of our […]

A Peony Moment

The season has stepped up a gear as the Chelsea Flower Show becomes a distant memory and the summer vibe continues in earnest. Newspapers trot out yet more summer predictions of ‘oh-what-a-scorcher’, ‘hotter-than-the-Sahara’ in time for the festival season. We live in hope! It’s all about the peony in flower world at the moment. They […]

We Are Hiring: Social Media Assistant Based at our Bethnal Green HQ

We are recruiting for a part-time assistant to join our social media team at McQ HQ, right here in Bethnal Green. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, multi-skilled individual to help us share our ethos and passion for flowers across a variety of social media channels (including our blog). A flair for creativity is […]

Beautiful Butterfly Ranunculus

One of our main flower crushes at this time of year is the butterfly ranunculus. It’s the hot new variety that is turning florists’ heads, so we are delighted to share our fondness for these beauties right here on the blog. Coy and unassuming, this ephemeral beauty waits in the wings while the popular ranunculus […]

Pearsons – the collaboration

McQueens is a brand that approaching its 27th birthday so it’s fair to say that we have learned a thing or two about the peaks and troughs of business down the decades. After all, it’s determination and tenacity that’s needed to maintain success and build upon a reputation year on year, and we respectfully tip […]

Ask McQueens: Which is Best, Floristry College or Short Course?

Answering today’s Ask McQueens query is Selina Kerley, junior florist and social media assistant at McQueens. Having changed course after a 5-year career in SEO and marketing, Selina is just the person to ask about the best options available if you’re looking to re-train and fulfil your dream of becoming a florist! Dear McQueens, I’m […]

Win Friends and Influence People

We, florists, are a lucky bunch (pun intended). We have such a unique job working with the flowers and don’t we know it. The tactile nature of the job, the scent, the colour and the physicality isn’t something that you will find in a 9-5 job pushing bits of paper around the office. Despite the […]

Join The Team

We’d love you to join our team! We are recruiting an exceptionally talented, experienced, creative and committed full-time senior florist to join our dedicated team based at our Bethnal Green HQ. We are looking for a well-presented, dynamic individual with good communication skills, who is a great all-round florist, competent in every aspect of working with flowers. […]

Claridge’s Hotel: The Changing Seasons

McQueens has a special relationship with Claridge’s hotel. We have our very own store based within the hotel  with a team who create flowers for guests. We also have a team who design, install and maintain the weekly flower installations in the public areas. Claridge’s is a much loved and respected landmark in Mayfair, known throughout […]

Oh, To Be a Florist at Christmas

Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year. It’s the season of giving, of receiving, of angels, cherubs, tinsel sparkle, mistletoe and wine, and of the ubiquitous holly and ivy, natch. For some, Christmas is a time for reflection, others a moment to say thanks for all we have, some relish the opportunity […]